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The Legend of John Henry (1974)

 -  Animation | Short | Family  -  1974 (USA)
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The folk legend of John Henry, and his contest with a steam engine to cut a railroad tunnel through a mountain, is told in song by Roberta Flack.

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Excellent combination of music and animation
10 October 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short was nominated for an Academy Award and was most deserving of the honor. Narrated by Roberta Flack, who also sings the folk song about John Henry, this is a particularly effective use of the animation style used here-minimal animation and very basic drawings. Emphasis here is on the story and Flack is marvelous in the narration. An excellent re-telling of an old, familiar tale. Highly recommended.


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